LLM Law and Business of Project Finance

Students studying on the Birmingham CampusModule leader: Steven Vaughan

Module description:

This module will look at where project finance is used and why it presents an alternative to other financing options. The module will consider risk identification, mitigation and allocation via project finance contracts, issues with cross border projects and the variety of project finance structures. Using case studies, we will explore technical, political and economic issues in project financing in the UK and further afield. We will look at the management of environmental risks and the use of the Equator Principles. Finally, we will consider a variety of dispute resolution mechanisms deployed in the project finance arena. This module will draw heavily on real world projects.

Methods of assessment

Modules on the LLM programmes will be assessed in one of the following ways. As this website is set up in advance, it is not possible to specify which method of assessment will be implemented for each module.


  • One 6000 word essay


  • One 3-hour written examination

If you'd like to find out how a module will be assessed in the forthcoming academic year please contact the LLM Programmes Administrator at Law-LLM@contacts.bham.ac.uk.